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Art showing tools · instruments : 18 items

TAI #5The Trolls
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 9r
perspectives
black ink white body color
fire tools · instruments trees · forests Trolls
Rhudaur The Trollshaws
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1937The Hobbit A·3·a49
1975’76 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·10Februarycolorized
1977’78 Desk Calendar (Ball.) E·ii·13Februarycolorized
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[14]2, left
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[15]2, rightcolorized
1987Hobbit: Drawings, W’colors, MSs D·ii·661817
1988Annotated Hobbit 1 A·3·dd48
1991Hobbit Birthday Book E·ii·2810Octobercolorized
1991’92 Diary E·ii·291992-10-05colorized
1995Art. & Ill. 111102
2002Annotated Hobbit 2 74
2011Art of Hobbit 4016
2018Maker of Middle-earth [300]item 137
2018Tolkien Treasures 88
2018Tolkien Treasures [89]enlarged detail featuring the trolls themselves
2018Tolkien Treasures [back cover]enlarged detail featuring the trolls themselves
TAI #20Doors of Durin

This “final art” by Tolkien was subsequently emended by a printer’s artist. For example, faint pencil just inside the lower of the two arch lines (above the seven stars) has been erased, as has a similar pencil line just above the text below the drawing; also, that text has been dropped slightly to allow more room between it and the drawing.

Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 89, fol. 16r
Durin’s doors
diagrams · designs
black ink pencil
architecture crowns · hats · helms stars Tengwar tools · instruments trees · forests
Eregion (Hollin) Moria
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1954The Lord of the Rings A·51.3191.319emended by printer’s artist — see Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 90, fol. 38r
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[54]22, leftemended by printer’s artist — see Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 90, fol. 38r
1995Art. & Ill. 159154emended by printer’s artist — see Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 90, fol. 38r
2015Art of LR 7046
2018Maker of Middle-earth [55]27
TAI #64“Finrod” Felagund heraldic device

Inscribed in pencil to the lower left, “___ emblem / of Finrod” and two more lines I cannot read. The device and its inscribed text are rotated 180º compared to everything else on MS. Tolkien Drawings 91, fol. 29r, but the torch and the inscription confirm this orientation.

Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 91, fol. 29r
heraldic devices
colored pencil pencil
emblems · insignia fire tools · instruments
Finrod Felagund
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1977’78 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·15Aprilcenter leftdevice only; [unsure of orientation]
1978’79 Desk Calendar (Ball.) E·ii·20Augustverso, leftdevice only
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[105]47, lower leftdevice only
2018Maker of Middle-earth [238]item 82rotated 180º
TAI #92“The Three Trolls are turned to Stone”See also TAI #317
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 89, fol. 21r
perspectives tableaux
black ink pencil
Dwarves fire sun tools · instruments tools · instruments trees · forests Trolls
Rhudaur The Trollshaws
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1978’79 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·18Junecolorized
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[16]3, left
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[17]3, rightcolorized
1988Annotated Hobbit 1 A·3·dd51black on tan
1995Art. & Ill. 109100
2002Annotated Hobbit 2 81
2007History of Hobbit plate V, top
2011Art of Hobbit 3915
2011Art of Hobbit 141103, top rightdetail of Bilbo
TAI #122Doors of Durin, later manuscript
Marquette 3/4/15/1a
Durin’s doors
diagrams · designs
blue ink pencil
crowns · hats · helms moon stars Tengwar tools · instruments trees · forests
Eregion (Hollin) Moria
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1984Manuscripts E·i·3front cover
1995Art. & Ill. 158151monochrome
2015Art of LR 6742
TAI #137“The Back Door”
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 89, fol. 48r
perspectives tableaux
pencil
architecture Dwarves mountains · hills tools · instruments
Bilbo
Erebor (The Lonely Mountain) Rhovanion (Wilderland)
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1987The Hobbit A·3·yi13
1995Art. & Ill. 138131
2002Annotated Hobbit 2 259, bottom
2007History of Hobbit plate IX, top
2011Art of Hobbit 10269
TAI #150The West Gate of Moria: earliest drawing of the inscription and signsSee also TAI #151
Marquette MS. Tolkien 3/3/10
Durin’s doors
diagrams · designs
black ink pencil
crowns · hats · helms moon stars Tengwar tools · instruments trees · forests
Eregion (Hollin) Moria
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1989HM7: Treason 182monochrome
1995Art. & Ill. 158150monochrome
2004Invented Worlds 13
2015Art of LR 6741
2018Maker of Middle-earth [342]111
TAI #160Sketch-plan of the scene of the Breaking of the Fellowship
Marquette MS. Tolkien 2/1/18/6a
diagrams · designs perspectives
black ink
rivers · lakes · seas roads · paths tools · instruments trees · forests
Amon Lhaw Anduin Parth Galen Tol Brandir
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1989HM7: Treason 383monochrome
2015Art of LR 9872
TAI #212The man in the moon
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 87, fol. 23r
perspectives
pencil silver paint watercolor
moon mountains · hills tools · instruments
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 4945
2015Tolkien Estate web site Landscapes gallery9th item
TAI #230“Firelight in Beorn’s House”
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 15r
perspectives
black ink pencil red ink
architecture buildings fire tools · instruments
Rhovanion (Wilderland)
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 122115
2002Annotated Hobbit 2 171, top
2007History of Hobbit plate VI, bottom
2011Art of Hobbit 6741
TAI #234sketch for Bilbo Comes to the Huts of the Raft-elves
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 20r
barrel rider
perspectives
colored pencil pencil
architecture buildings mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas tools · instruments trees · forests
The Forest River Mirkwood Rhovanion (Wilderland)
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 130123
2007History of Hobbit plate VIII, top
2011Art of Hobbit 9463
TAI #235“ESGAROTH”
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 22r
perspectives
black ink pencil
architecture bridges · fords buildings mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas ships · boats tools · instruments trees · forests
Celduin (River Running) Esgaroth (Lake-town) Long Lake Rhovanion (Wilderland)
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 132126
2007History of Hobbit plate VIII, bottom
2011Art of Hobbit 9765
TAI #243The Coming of the Eagles
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 89, fol. 45r
perspectives
black ink pencil red ink
birds · eagles clouds · mists · snow mountains · hills tools · instruments
Celduin (River Running) Erebor (The Lonely Mountain) The Iron Hills Rhovanion (Wilderland)
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 145138monochrome
2007History of Hobbit plate XII, bottom right
2011Art of Hobbit 11680
TAI #251Buckland Ferry

a.k.a. “Brandywine Ferry,“ per ArtLR.

Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 90, fol. 13r
perspectives
colored pencil pencil
architecture buildings fire mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas roads · paths ships · boats tools · instruments trees · forests
Baranduin (Brandywine) Buckland The Shire
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 154146
2015Art of LR 4121
TAI #252Doors of Durin, revised drawing
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 90, fol. 36r
Durin’s doors
diagrams · designs
blue ink pencil
crowns · hats · helms moon stars Tengwar tools · instruments trees · forests
Eregion (Hollin) Moria
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 158152monochrome
2015Art of LR 6743
2015Art of LR back coverwithout inscription; rendered as white on black
2018Maker of Middle-earth [340]item 153
2018Tolkien Treasures 114
TAI #253Doors of Durin, art for the printer
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 90, fol. 34r
Durin’s doors
diagrams · designs
black ink pencil
crowns · hats · helms stars Tengwar tools · instruments trees · forests
Eregion (Hollin) Moria
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 158153monochrome
2015Art of LR 6744
TAI #296seven-branched candlestick
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 93, fol. 39r
objects tableaux
green pen red pen
tools · instruments
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 190186, left
TAI #317“The Three Trolls are turned to Stone”See also TAI #92
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 89, fol. 20r
perspectives tableaux
black ink white body color
Dwarves fire sun tools · instruments tools · instruments trees · forests Trolls
Rhudaur The Trollshaws
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1992Life & Legend 49108
2011Art of Hobbit 3814

Note: The omission of greeting cards and jigsaw puzzles from the above list of sources is intentional.

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